Get Ready to Go or Stay Put to Learn

Get Ready to Go or Stay Put to Learn

The end of August and the beginning of September are good times to make travel arrangements.  Airlines offer some of their best deals during this period, but it’s not all about flying.  Check out Rome2Rio for door to door options on how to get where you’re going. For purely airfare deals try Matrix.  It’s a new and worthy alternative to Travelocity.

Stay right where you are and take advantage of two powerful learning opportunities.  Showme and YouTube are there for you.

Two Travel

Matrix Airfare Search comes from ITA Software.  Some of the world’s most successful travel companies, including American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Continental Airlines, Bing, Kayak, and Orbitz use ITA Software.  Now there’s a consumer friendly version. Enter your origin and destination for a matrix of options. The flexible search interface lets you find the lowest fares, limit the number of stops, and select nearby airports. Once you’ve identified the best deal for you, simply purchase your ticket directly from the chosen airline.

You can’t get there from here.  Well, maybe you can, but it’s not easy.  Rome2Rio makes it easier by offering a multi-modal view that includes plane, train, bus, car, and ferry.  Occasionally I want to go from Southern California to the mountains of North Carolina.  A plane trip will get me into the region, but that’s just the beginning.  There are multiple airports form which to choose.  Which airport has the best price and the shortest travel times, and how do I get from the airport to the mountains?  Rome2Rio maps all of the air routes then points to a bus that goes close enough to the ultimate destination for a pick up.  It turns out I can get there from here.

Two Learn

 Recently when I wondered how the lady at the coffee shop makes those nifty pictures in the cappuccino, I searched YouTube.  I entered ‘cappuccino art’ in the search box and voila!  Lots of videos to choose from that show how to make those little hearts and flowers.  Not that I’ll ever make any, but at least now I know.  What do you want to know?

Showme strives to be a place where anyone can learn anything, but the content really focuses on things you learn in school.  Subject categories include math, science, language, English, social studies, and art.  I found some useful presentations under English/Writing on how to summarize, how to write a conclusion, and how to write an introduction.

Did You Know?

 Some knowledge workers today suffer more from information overload than information deficit.  The information stream has been compared to a fire hose and drinking from it is not easy.

When you need actionable information to inform your business decisions, do not hesitate to call in a professional.  Shamel Information Services provides expert research assistance, analysis, and consulting to tame the firehose.